What We Think About When We Think About Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson is America’s most protean historical figure. His meaning is ever-changing and ever-changeable. And in the years since his death in 1826, his symbolic legacy has varied greatly. Because he was literally present at the creation of the Declaration of Independence that is forever linked with him, so many elements of subsequent American life—good and bad—have always attached to Jefferson as well.
Estes, Todd. "What We Think About When We Think About Thomas Jefferson" Oakland Journal 20 (2011). 21-46
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